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Dark Bordered Beauty
Epione vespertaria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1908 / 70.228
Photo © Ian Barton,  Strensall Common, VC62, 18/07/2010

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Bordered Beauty
Epione repandaria
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Creeping Willow, Aspen and birches
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Locally extinct.
Occurring in only a couple of locations each in Scotland and northern England.

Recorded at Hickling (T. Peet, 1960)

Barrett [VCH 1901] Epione vespertaria, Linn.
"Very rare; single specimens are said to have been captured at Cawston and Neatishead"

BAP Priority Species

Verification Grade Comment: No modern-day records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 1960.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1960127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1873 to 1913+27TG12 - Aylsham
1860+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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